| Eastern Chain|
of the Southern Islands
The Eastern Chain of the Southern Islands is one the two chains of many domes within the Matoran Universe located within the left leg of the Great Spirit Mata Nui and was the former Kingdom of Barraki Takadox. Amongst others, the domes of Ackro Nui, Be'nau, Cytos Nui, Fasha Nui, Kakraah, Kaocotic Nui, Keetongu, and Mashau Nui are housed therein.
The Southern Islands were created by the Great Beings during the construction of the Matoran Universe. The islands became the home to several species but exploration and settlement by the Matoran took much longer than most parts of the universe.
One of the islands contains a pool of green and black energy, where the Great Spirit Mata Nui created the Makuta species. The island was eventually populated by Matoran, who were later driven out by Rahkshi acting on the order of the Brotherhood of Makuta, who turned the island into a staging area for an assault on the Southern Continent. Two members of the Order of Mata Nui, Axonn and Brutaka, later arrived on the island to destroy the pool, bringing along the amassed armies of the Skakdi warlords from Zakaz to combat the Brotherhood's forces.
During the reign of the League of Six Kingdoms, the Barraki did not capture many of the islands, due to the fact that they were strategically worthless. Pridak did make a point to take over the home island of Botar and his species. Botar's replacement in the Order of Mata Nui also came from this island.
The northernmost island of the Eastern Chain, located within the Dome of Mashau Nui, is inhabited by numerous Rahi mutated by the Energized Protodermis Entity. On the island is a large Lake of Energized Protodermis that lies inside a large cavern.
One of the islands in the Eastern Chain is the homeland of both the Tahtorak and Keetongu's species located within the Dome of Keetongu. Here, Keetongu's species used Tahtorak as mounts before they were wiped out by the Visorak. Keetongu himself escaped to the Island City of Metru Nui.
Following a confrontation with Teridax after the Makuta had taken over the body of the Great Spirit, Teridax teleported Axonn, Brutaka and Keetongu to somewhere within the Southern Islands.
Due to the various amounts of islands, the landscape of the chain varies from location to location. They are generally barren, with few amounts of species living on any given island.
- Matoran populated some of the islands however many of the known settlements were destroyed by a small legion of Rahkshi.
- The Kabarn, the Musvo'wo, the Rayluhrs, and the Voeren are some of the exclusive Sapient Species that call the Eastern Chain of the Southern Islands home, along with Botar's species.
- Keetongu's species, Tahtorak, and Visorak (Formerly)
- Various Rahi.
- The Mutran Chronicles (Mentioned Only)
- The Treatise of Åuset and Åusår (Mentioned Only)
- Double: Crime and the City
- Double: Day Zero
- Double: The Final Game
- A Shadowed Season
- Staff of Spirits
- Visions of Freedom (In an Alternate Universe)
- Toa Nuva Blog (Mentioned Only)
- Federation of Fear
- Destiny War
- Dwellers in Darkness
- Reign of Shadows
- BIONICLE Encyclopedia: Updated (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE: Makuta's Guide to the Universe
|Regions of the Matoran Universe|
|Continents ( Northern Continent | Southern Continent ) | Eastern Islands | Mideastern Islands|
Midwestern Islands | Northern Islands | Southern Islands ( Eastern Chain | Western Chain ) | Western Islands
|Ackro Nui | Be'nau | Cytos Nui | Fasha Nui | Kaocotic Nui | Kakraah | Keetongu | Mashau Nui|